Balanced Music Concept (B.M.C.) Audio introduces the AMP M2 Mono Power Amplifier at the recently completed International Consumer Electronics Show. It is claimed to deliver 200 watts into 8 Ohms, and 380 watts into 4 Ohms with a frequency response of 1Hz – 200kHz (at 1W). A fully regulated power supply with a massive 2-kW toroidal transformer and balanced current capacitors contribute background silence and rock-solid stability.
B.M.C.’s exclusive innovations include its Load Effect Free (LEF) technology, Digital Intelligent Gain Management (DIGM), and Current Injection (CI) technology.
LEF technology raises speaker output, the quality of the AMP M2’s audio reproduction, and the amplifier’s efficiency. It achieves these by handling speakers’ current demand separately from the voltage demand, relieving the Class-A transistor of all duties other than providing perfect signal reproduction.
DIGM technology is a volume and amplification control that lets listeners adjust left/right output balances in 1-decibel increments by setting the M2’s gain on B.M.C.’s DAC 1 Digital-to-Analog Converter. The DAC 1 optically transmits the value to the M2. This avoids unnecessary input-signal attenuation and excessive amplification, contributing to a more natural musical quality. As a result, DIGM eliminates the need for a preamp circuit, avoids excessive gain, and allows direct connection to a DAC. Additional benefits include a very short signal path, low noise, and the ability to reduce noise further by reducing volume.
CI technology further increases signal purity and the immediacy of the M2’s musical reproduction. It does this by processing a signal source’s current until it attains the desired loudspeaker output voltage, replacing, as a result, any gain stage by an original signal. Combined, B.M.C.’s LEF, DIGM and CI technologies draw listeners into a new world of tonal experience.
On the rear panel, balanced XLR and XLR-CI inputs, unbalanced RCA inputs, one pair of speaker outputs with gold-plated binding posts, and an AC power connection help the AMP M2 take advantage of its many technologies.
The AMP M2 delivers exceptional musical reproduction consistently, purely and transparently. Listeners experience only unbridled power and music’s finest details, without any intrusion of the amplifier itself. Perfectly balanced, the AMP M2 runs cooler than traditional Class A designs, and silently. Its musical dynamics remain constant for every volume level, and without compression. It also exhibits no signal path feedback on the theory that it’s better to avoid distortion from the start than to try correcting for it later.
The AMP M2 possesses a surprisingly powerful dynamic vitality for its relatively compact size, an 88-pound weight that only begins to suggest its exceptional build quality, an elegant design, and three of B.M.C.’s exclusive advances, and a very affordable price given its superb performance and broad use of high-quality materials. The channel separation produced by two separate AMP M2s cannot be surpassed.
The AMP M2 exhibits the modular construction and massive build quality typical of B.M.C. components, with a sturdy aluminum chassis for housing and the finest components available for the electronics. Large Power and Volume buttons and an easily read Power Meter enhance the front panel.
The AMP M2 Mono Power Amplifier is available now from authorized B.M.C. Audio dealers at a suggested price of $7,990 (U.S. MSRP).
About B.M.C. Audio
B.M.C. Audio, based in Germany, is a developer and manufacturer of innovative audiophile components that combine a radically different approach with unconventional technologies, modular designs and affordable prices for music lovers with the highest expectations.
For further technical information, visit B.M.C. Audio’s website at www.bmc-audio.com or Aaudio Imports at www.aaudioimports.com
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